8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - 2015

david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
edited June 2017 in Event Announcements
The fifth annual 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is open for registration!
http://www.8bridges.org/register/swimmers/
daveyswimsKarenTphodgeszoho

...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    Great flurry of registration activity...... Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa represented!

    Stage 6 is filling up..... Don't panic, but don't wait too long
    AnthonyMcCarley

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • malinakamalinaka Seattle, WACharter Member
    Last year by time registration opened, two people had already signed up for all seven stages. Any such news this year?

    I don't wear a wetsuit; it gives the ocean a sporting chance.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    edited November 2014
    Yes so far.... 4 swimmers going for the whole enchilada.
    phodgeszoho

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • j9swimj9swim CharlestonSenior Member
    I'm very excited for this one, and am still pondering signing up for a 2nd stage. Someday i hope to be a strong enough swimmer to attempt all 7 but have no idea what kind of training that takes. It would be helpful if the community could shed some light on this over the coming months as to how they prepare for this....or does this take a decade of open water experience and many miles to achieve ?
  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Yes so far.... 4 swimmers going for the whole enchilada.

    Now 5! We will announce the roster soon.
    KarenT

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    6... maybe 7
    add England to the countries represented!
    evmo

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    Stage 6 is fully subscribed. We will only add additional spots for seven stage swimmers.

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • phodgeszohophodgeszoho UKSenior Member

    @david_barra I have been reading about the stages on your website and was curious to know about the "recommended pace". I am assuming the pace is determined by the distance and time before the tide turns. So does this mean if you didn't reach the finish before the flood tide starts you wouldn't have much chance of finishing?

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    There is a chance, and swimmers are welcome to keep going until they are unable to make forward progress

    phodgeszoho

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • FrancoFranco Charter Member

    Best wishes for the fifth annual 8 Bridges Swim. Good luck to all of the participants!

    It looks like an impressive group of swimmers. Looking forward to updates like past years.

    david_barra
  • HelbeHelbe Senior Member

    Good luck to all the 8 Bridges swimmers this week and especially to those going for all seven stages. Awesome. Big shout to Karen Throsby - enjoy swimming all day every day x.

    david_barraphodgeszoho
  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    edited June 2015

    It was a great start to the week. WInd picked up a few hours in, but a strong showing by all!

    Stage 1 results

    1. Anna Delozier 4:59:59
    2. Lori King 5:02:55
    3. Greg O'Connor 5:23:13
    4. Karen Throsby 5:37:45
    5. Bridgette Hobart 5:38:15
    6. Matt Durante 5:38:33
    7. Katrina Price 5:42:05
    8. Mark Sowerby 5:44:07
    9. Devon Clifford 5:50:00
    10. Jim Braddock 6:02:45
    11. Mo Siegel 6:35:38
    12. Martin Turecky DNF

    Congratulations swimmers!

    FrancopavlicovjroyerssthomasIronMikephodgeszohoHelbeNoelFigartLeonard_JansensuziedodsSydneDChrisgreenehopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Please check the 8 Bridges FB page for photos, guest blogs, etc!

    IronMikesuziedodsKarenT

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • HelbeHelbe Senior Member

    Enjoying the fb page updates and communications on here. Thanks.

    suziedods
  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member

    We expect a daily report on the number of lampreys that @KarenT has attached to her when she finishes each stage.

    -LBJ

    evmoNoelFigartdc_in_sfmalinaka

    “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde

  • KarenTKarenT Charter Member

    Well that's given me something to occupy my mind during stage 3...

    jendutLeonard_Jansen
  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Stage 2 Results: It was a challenging day on the water for swimmers and kayakers with head winds and patches of rain. All showed great tenacity, staying in the water well after the ebb current had run out. Two swimmers finished: 1. Anna DeLozier 6:30:29 2. Lori King 6:42:03 Greg O'Connor and the New Zealand relay, led by Heather Osbourne, came within one mile of the bridge. Inspirational efforts all round.

    HelbeNoelFigartjendutLeonard_Jansenphodgeszoho

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    edited June 2015

    Stage 3 Results 13.1 miles from the Mid-Hudson to Newburgh Beacon Bridge.

    1. Anna DeLozier 3:57:55
    2. Lori King 4:01:37
    3. Helen Lin 4:31:52
    4. Phyllis Ho 4:36:33
    5. Bridgette Hobart 4:40:20
    6. Karen Throsby 4:42:13
    7. Katrina Price 4:43:51
    8. Jim Braddock 4:54:17
    9. Melissa Kretschmer 4:58:34
    10. Martina Pavlicova 5:12:12
    11. Louise Darlington 5:49:06

    100% completion! great job swimmers and kayakers.

    FrancoLeonard_JansenIronMikegregochopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    http://www.8bridges.org/relentless/

    Karen Throsby’s blog..... love it!

    gregocSpacemanspiffhopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    Beautiful creative non-fiction, @KarenT . I'd love to read more.

    Please join the Lake Issyk Kul Swimming Federation on FB!

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    edited June 2015

    Stage 4 Results Newburgh-Beacon to Bear Mt Bridge 15.2 miles

    1. Relay of Filip & Martin Turecky 4:17:05
    2. Lori King 4:17:11
    3. Anna DeLozier 4:17:20
    4. Bridgette Hobart 4:49:55
    5. Rich Shanley 4:52:05
    6. Spencer Schneider 4:52:48
    7. Katrina Price 4:53:24
    8. Karen Throsby 4:58:38
    9. Melissa Kretschmer 5:30:05
    10. Martina Pavlicova 5:47:19
    11. James Braddock 5:51:23
    12. Patricia Sener 6:13:45

    Another successful day. Perfect day in the water. Great job all!

    pavlicovIronMikephodgeszohoNoelFigartssthomasgregochopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • ssthomasssthomas DenverCharter Member

    I hate all these updates! Makes me want to do this swim more and more! (and it was already on my list)

    OnceaRunnergregoc
  • gregocgregoc Charter Member

    @ssthomas, you could knock out these 7 easy. Plus it is fun. Next year?

  • ssthomasssthomas DenverCharter Member

    If @fil and Loch Ness don't make me go broke first, @gregoc!

    gregoc
  • malinakamalinaka Seattle, WACharter Member

    @ssthomas Did you know there's a different sea monster on every stage of 8 Bridges?

    gregocssthomas

    I don't wear a wetsuit; it gives the ocean a sporting chance.

  • suziedodssuziedods Charter Member

    Love love love seeing all the pictures , some wonderful writing going on as well. Makes me pine to be there again..

    ssthomasIronMike

    Looking for the next big thing.. ... @suzieswimcoach www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    malinaka said: @ssthomas Did you know there's a different sea monster on every stage of 8 Bridges?

    This is my 5th trip down the river, and today was the first time I saw sturgeon breaching.... Two of them.... Or maybe it was the same one twice. It (they) were at least 4 feet long.

    ssthomasIronMikejroyer

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Mo Siegel is swimming by GPS points, so while everyone else took a rest day, I and kayaker Bill Steele went out for a short 4 hours with Mo from about 2 miles north of the Bear Mtn Bridge (green marker 33) image

    gregocssthomas

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member

    malinaka said: @ssthomas Did you know there's a different sea monster on every stage of 8 Bridges?

    In 2011, on the night before stage one, I was standing on shore near where stage one starts, and something the size of an atomic submarine rolled on the surface and was gone in no time. I was thinking about it the next day during the swim.

    Rumor has it that the current score is @KarenT 4, Lampreys 0. Sorry that the home team isn't making a better showing for our guest.

    -LBJ

    ssthomasgregoc

    “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde

  • ssthomasssthomas DenverCharter Member

    You boys are being mean to @karent! Lampreys are scary! As are monsters from the deep. We shouldn't mess around with them! Anyone watch the show River Monsters. Not cool!

    NoelFigart
  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

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    jroyerFrancoLeonard_JansenIronMikehopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

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    IronMikeNoelFigartgregocssthomashopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    Love reading Lori and @KarenT's blog entries!

    Please join the Lake Issyk Kul Swimming Federation on FB!

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

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    gregocLeonard_Jansenhopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Mo started the day around 34 th street.... Where he wrapped up yesterday, and finished the 120 miles a few minutes before Lori crossed the Verrazano

    IronMikegregocjroyerssthomasLeonard_JansensuziedodsHelbephodgeszohoKNicholashopher

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • suziedodssuziedods Charter Member

    When I grow up I want to do ALL 8 Bridges...

    dc_in_sfgregocjroyerIronMikedavid_barraphodgeszohohopher

    Looking for the next big thing.. ... @suzieswimcoach www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com

  • gregocgregoc Charter Member
    edited June 2015

    suziedods said: When I grow up I want to do ALL 8 Bridges...

    I can't wait until I grow up. I want to do them all now!

    jroyerdavid_barraphodgeszoho
  • j9swimj9swim CharlestonSenior Member

    i don't expect to ever be a grown up but 8 Bridges definitely makes me want to be a better swimmer. i would be happy if i get good enough to achieve a life long all stages, thrilled to be able to do a 'Mo', and while i don't expect to be able to do all stages at once....i never thought i would be where i am today....so maybe why not me :) . Rondi and David run an amazing event - we are all very lucky they have created this for our challenge and enjoyment. thanks!

    david_barragregoc
  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member

    Big props to all the participants, support personnel and, above all, to Rondi and Dave! 8 Bridges is a gem and shows the U.S. marathon swimming community in the best possible light. Way to go, all!

    -LBJ

    david_barrajroyerIronMike

    “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    IronMikephodgeszoho

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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